Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2019, as well as the four previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Page SUM 1,836,220

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Page SUM 1,836,220

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Lead for America Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 389,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gardens Edge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
No Means No Worldwide United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 757,050

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13110 records found.